It’s time to work through the pain of racial healing

It’s time to work through the pain of racial healing By Laura Hill “’Healing is a process.’ How many times have we heard this well-meaning cliché? “Last fall these fateful words were uttered by an emergency room physician, after I fell at home...

Reparations Working Group

Reparations Working Group ​The Reparations Working Group (RWG) is a vital part of Coming to the Table because it provides avenues to impact racial justice directly in the community, whereas many of our other Working Groups (i.e. Linked Descendants, Mindfulness, etc.)...

Her ancestors enslaved mine. Now we’re friends.

Phoebe Kilby discovered her ancestors were slave-owners and she wanted to pay reparations. Through an organisation called Coming To The Table, she found her linked descendant Betty Kilby, and asked if they could meet. To watch this video story, go to: Her ancestors...

Raising the Dead: Coming to the Table

I did not realize until I was an adult that my ancestors were enslaved. I was born in Chicago in a time greatly influenced by the Civil Rights Movement that was sparked by the lynching of Emmitt Till in 1954 and the refusal of Rosa Parks in 1955 to give up her seat on...

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